San Diegans protest GOP tax bills, ending of DACA

Posted at 11:30 PM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 02:36:16-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Dozens of protested the Republican tax bills moving through Congress and the phasing out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program by White House.

“I came out to support protesting the tax scam. But, when I came out I saw people protesting in support of the dream act, so I wanted to support them as well.” Louise Metter said.

The two smaller groups of protesters teamed-up to become one larger protest.

They repeated chants, including, “The people united will never be divided,” “Hey, hey, ho, ho, the tax scam has got to go,” and, “We support the dreamers.”

One protester, named Ali, said he was brought to the United States illegally at the age of four.

“When DACA passed, I was able to come out of the shadows. I was able to go to school. I went to UCLA and graduated top of my class. I was able to volunteer at hospitals," Ali said. "They treated me like a criminal before."

The so-called "dreamers" want lawmakers to pass legislation to protect them from deportation as the White House phases DACA out.

The protesters upset over the tax legislation fear that the bill will benefit the rich at the expense of those who are middle and lower income.